Does Your Child Need Summer Math Tutoring?

By Huntington Learning Center

Does Your Child Need Summer Math Tutoring?

While summer is typically a time for children to relax and enjoy time off from all-day learning, it’s a good idea to take charge of your child’s skills during this period. Summer can be a great time for students to brush up on their math skills, or catch up if there were concepts they didn’t quite grasp during the school year. If your child didn't understand what was being taught, didn't pay attention during math class, or simply wants to get ready for the next school year, summer math tutoring is available to help your child maintain his or her knowledge or get back on track.

Summer math tutoring and home math exercises can prepare your student for the next grade and create a foundation for future success. Some summer math exercises and activities you can play with your child can be found in the U.S. Department of Education's in-depth PDF called Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, "Our increasingly technological world demands strong skills in mathematics, not only in the workforce but also in everyday life, and these demands will only increase over the lifetimes of our children."

This is just one reason why it's important to meet your child's math study needs during the summer.

How do you know if your child needs something more than your attention, the extra time summer offers, and mathematical exercises similar to those in the PDF linked to above? How do you know, for instance, if your child needs extra help like summer math tutoring?

To help answer these questions, below we provide the top reasons why parents enroll their child in math tutoring courses during the summer.

Your child can benefit from summer math tutoring if:

  • Your child has trouble paying attention in school. With friends sitting behind, in front of, and next to your child in math class, it can be difficult for your child to pay attention and learn all of the necessary material. Summer tutoring courses do not have distractions like this and allow your student to give 100% of his or her attention to the math material and designated tutor.
  • Your child has a form of dyscalculia. If your child struggles with a math disability (also known as dyscalculia), enrolling him or her in a summer tutoring class can help your child understand math-related concepts in new ways. Having your child exposed to school teaching and tutoring diversifies your child's learning strategy and may help him or her understand math better.
  • Your child received a C grade or lower. A "C" grade indicates your child did not score well on tests and assignments, which means he or she does not understand the course material. Mathematics is a foundational practice; therefore, one concept needs to be understood before learning another. It's important for your child to understand course material better than a "C" grade indicates.
  • Your child wants to prepare for the future. Your child may understand the material in this year's math course, but it is not guaranteed that he or she will understand the material in next year's course. For this reason, children and their teachers depend on summer math tutoring for future preparation.

If any of these circumstances relate to your child, find a Huntington Learning Center near you today. We offer summer math courses taught by qualified math tutors at hundreds of locations nationwide.